October 16, 2017

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Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, World Food Prize laureate

Alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina is coming to Purdue fresh off a ceremony in Iowa in which he will have received the World Food Prize for his work as president of the African Development Bank Group. He will join President Mitch Daniels on stage to share his story of vision, diligence and principle in a world where food and water are becoming bigger issues every year. Don't Miss It!


In a fireside chat titled "Food Security: Feeding the World in 2050," President Mitch Daniels will talk with Chris Policinski, president and CEO of Land O'Lakes Inc., and Sean Callahan, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, in celebration of World Food Day. Introduction by Carolyn Woo, Purdue Distinguished President's Fellow for Global Development. 2:30-3:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Details


The Purdue Varsity Glee Club will give its "Encore" performance at 6:30 p.m. on the steps of Hovde Hall. Music and fun team up once again. Free.


The Purdue Jazz Band, Concert Jazz Band, and Tower of Power Band raise a few scores and maybe the roof as well. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free. Bands & Orchestras events

OCTOBER 20 and 21

At the BCC Coffee House, the Black Cultural Center's performing arts ensembles will showcase their creative ideas and talents based on fall break workshops with arts leaders and an anthropologist examining the culture of New Orleans. 7 p.m. nightly at BCC. BCC | News release


"Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science" is smart stuff and a whole lot funnier than your mother when she told you what to eat. 4 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Event

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An exhibition opening will introduce "Indecisive Moment," to run Oct. 23-Dec. 9. It features photographs handled in a variety of techniques and processes that change their effect. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Reception/artists' panel at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Exhibition

The Presidential Lecture Series will welcome alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina fresh off a ceremony in Iowa in which he will have received the World Food Prize. Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group, will join President Mitch Daniels on stage. 6:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Details


"An Afternoon with Coach Gene Keady and Coach Bob Knight" sounds like an afternoon folks would like to last a while. With moderator Bob Hammel. 3 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Details


Purdue's fall sports are giving the other seasons a standard of excitement and success to follow. Scheduled (home events unless stated):

Swimming and diving. Home meets are at Burke Aquatic Center; free. Women | Men
Oct. 19: Men and women vs. South Carolina at 6 p.m.
Oct. 21: Men in Indiana Intercollegiates at noon.
Oct. 27: Men and women vs. Notre Dame. 5 p.m.

Women's volleyball. Home games are on Belin Court in Holloway Gymnasium within the Brees Center. $. Sport | Tickets
Oct. 20 vs. Penn State at 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 vs. Rutgers at 7 p.m.

Bob Knight Gene Keady "An Afternoon with Coach Gene Keady and Coach Bob Knight"

Women's soccer. Home games are at Folk Field near McCormick Road and Cherry Lane; free. Sport
Oct. 25 vs. Maryland at 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 vs. Iowa at 1 p.m.

Football. Home games at Ross-Ade Stadium. $. Tickets | Fan guide
Oct. 28 vs. Nebraska at a time TBA. (Hammer Down Cancer Day)



Mona Lisa Saloy, author and folklorist, educator and scholar, will head up a discussion of contemporary Creole culture in poems about black New Orleans. 7 p.m. STEW, Room 306. BCC | Honors College


Purdue Theatre will present "The Sins of Sor Juana," an account of a remarkable real-life 17th century Mexican feminist who was a figure in the court of New Spain, then left to live in a convent and write. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18; also 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 18, 19. Pao Hall, Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre. $. Details

These and other events, plus other timely information, are listed in the Purdue Today calendars under "Events" under the Campus News pulldown at www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday

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